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Vintage Spanish copy of Chanel handbag.
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Duriing the 1950s, Chanel brought out what was probably their most successful and iconic bag - a smallish shoulder bag, in quilted-effect leather, with a long twisted leather and metal chain strap. It spawned imitations: this one - in navy - was made in Spain, probably in the 60s or early 70s, mainly for the tourist markets.

It's nicely made, although in plastic rather than leather, and of very good quality. The fittings are gold coloured and quite heavy; there are two internal pockets, one with a zip, the clasp is good, and both side tassells are present. There is no attempt to pass this off as a designer bag.

It's a good quality bag, and generally in excellent condition; it would have been expensive; however, it does have some discolouration on the front flap, which makes me wonder whether this particular one was a second (I would pin a big, flashy brooch over it). Approximate measurements are 8 inches (20.5 cms) wide by 4 inches (12.5 cms)deep, with a 1 inch (4 cms) gusset.

 

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